In terms of selling a fight with pre-fight hype and trash talk, Irishman Conor McGregor might just be the pound-for-pound best in the world.
Saturday night in Las Vegas, McGregor will finally step into the octagon with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 194. While that fight is the main event, there’s 11 other fights on the card and DraftKings has a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool contest with just a $5 buy-in.
Top 5 UFC 194 DraftKings Contests
- The Haymaker – $3 buy-in – $20,000
- The Main Event – $5 buy-in – $200,000
- The Takedown – $27 buy-in – $40,000
- The Tapout – $300 buy-in – $13,000
- The Title Fight – $1,060 buy-in – $10,000
So how do you put your winning lineup together? First, sign-up for DraftKings to take advantage of the 100% bonus on your initial deposit. Second, get to understand how points are scored
The salary cap is $50,000 and each lineup consists of five fighters from the 24 on the card. Fighters score points for Significant Strikes (0.5), Advances (1 PT), Takedowns (2), Reversals or Sweeps (2) and Knockdowns (3). There are also significant bonus points for winning the fight: 1st round (100), 2nd round (70), 3rd round (50), 4th or 5th round (40) or by decision (25).
McGregor vs. Aldo is the most hyped fight on the card, but neither of those fighters are the most expensive. That honor goes to Urijah Faber at $11,000 while his opponent, Max Holloway, comes in at $10,900. McGregor and Aldo are $9,900 and $9,800 respectively.
Full UFC 194 DraftKings Fight Card
- Urijah Faber ($11,000) vs. Max Holloway ($10,900)
- Kevin Lee ($10,800) vs. Tecia Torres ($10,700)
- Magomed Mustafaev ($10,600) vs. Court McGee ($10,400)
- John Makdessi ($10,300) vs. Jacare Souza ($10,200)
- Demian Maia ($10,100) vs. Chris Weidman ($10,000)
- Conor McGregor ($9,900) vs. Colby Covington ($9,800)
- Warlley Alves ($9,600) vs. Jose Aldo ($9,500)
- Luke Rockhold ($9,400) vs. Gunnar Nelson ($9,300)
- Yoel Romero ($9,200) vs. Yancy Medeiros ($9,100)
- Marcio Alexandre Junior ($9,000) vs. Joe Proctor ($8,800)
- Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger ($8,700) vs. Leonardo Santos ($8,600)
- Jeremy Stephens ($8,500) vs. Frankie Saenz ($8,400)